You're sitting at your computer, reading this message on Lost Zombies when suddenly a zombie bursts into the room you're in RIGHT NOW.
Are you far away enough from the door? Are your supposed anti-zombie weapons in your hands at THIS EXACT SECOND?
Please explain how you would fight off that zombie if it ran in right now. And in accordance to the whole "this zombie, that zombie", I'm just going to tell you that it is a headshot-only runner that has all its limbs intact. Scratches and bites are fatal.
Personally, I would be screwed. I'm sitting 3 feet from my bedroom door. If it burst in right now, I would fall off my chair and try to kill it with my laptop. Yeah, I don't think I'll get far.
It'll be awesome if some of you are at a coffee shop or a bar away from home. That'll be interesting.
I would either try to fight it off with the tripod right next to my chair or leap out the open window just behind my flimsy computer desk that I could break by looking at it in a funny way.
Well I am in a classroom as of now. College student. I am a good distance from the doors with multiple people in between me and any potential undead assailant. I have no worthwhile weapons within my reach, aside from a small pocket knife which will only last so long. We are on the the third floor which does pose many problems. There are axes available in key spots outside in the halls, however many people will likely go for these. I myself will likely work to break apart and manufacture my own weapon from one of the tables in the room or something such as this. I could get out fairly easily providing I procure a worthwhile weapon, melee or firearm. Getting to my dorm would be a hassle, though necessary in the long run. I am about 7 minutes walking distance form there. From here to there provides mostly open areas and little in terms of hiding. So more than likely... I'm screwed. =/
Something as unassuming as a pen can be an awesome weapon. The soft tissue of a Zeds head is it's weakness, the temple area, the eyeball, the back of the head near the brain-stem. Many colleges outlaw concealed carry as though gun-free zones are obeyed by the criminal or the mentally unstable person but I don't know of any college that outlaws a nice lock blade Karamait.
I'm a gun guy. I understand that not everyone agrees with my view on how to protect myself and that is their right. I have been lucky in over 20 years of police work to have not had to discharge my duty weapon. I have however been in many scrapes and down right brawls. A small "cheat" can give you a big edge. The Karambit knife shown is a slash, stab and blunt force defensive weapon. It may not be legal in certain states because of blade size. Where it is legal it is a damn good tool to scare most fools and to take out a Zed when hand to hand can't be avoided. That loop makes the knife maneuverable and protects your small finger when striking. The pen knife shown is unassuming and totally concealable. Plus, it has a decent medium black ink tip :-D. The pen itself is metal and you can get a serrated or straight edge blade that is legal length in any state. I look at the Pen-Knife as a one strike weapon because you'll likely have to stab it in so far into soft tissue you won't be able to pull it out. You can go to the local dollar store and buy metallic pens that will hold up for a stab in the soft tissue of the cranium. Use what you can whether against aggressors or Zeds. Don't be a victim and fight until you can no longer fight.
An old radio next to meh, I'd use that as a bludgeon if I needed to; If its on meh, id try to break its neck if I can. Or smash its head on the concrete floor would be my next thing or the wall; I'm strong but if its super juiced up on adrenaline or some rabies virus im screwed. Theres steel or aluminum desk near meh that would be good too or the filing cabinet...
ID BE DONE FOR ALL I GOT IS MY COMPUTER ID PROBABLY BOOK OUT OF MY LIVING ROOM AND LET MY SISTER AND STEP MOM GET EATIN WHILE I GET SOMETHING TO KILL IT YAH ITS LOW TO LET THEM GET EATIN BUT I GOT TO GET OUT AND PROTECT THE REST OF US NOT EVERYONE CAN SURVIVE
Well there are two doors to my house, ones 30 feet away (clear path down the hall to the door) other 15 feet, not a clear path but one 90degree angle and a straight shot. I happen to have been rolling an arrow around in my fingers while reading this and there are about 30 more in heavy old african vase sitting next to me, my compound bow is hanging on the wall behind me, my girlfriend's is on the adjoining wall next to me, however lets be honest, even if I was that dude from lord of the rings I couldn't nock and draw then make a head shot on a running zombie at 6 feet ( I don't believe in the scratching infected, someone please explain to me how a zombie's nails have infection pores when us humans nails don't) SO, since shooting Zack is out of the question even for Frodo, I would simply stand up, take a stance, and shove the arrow through its mouth and out the back of the brainstem, now... where there's one... Inside my compound bow is useless, but my daughter's small 8lb draw learner, (a long bow) is in the same vase, and strung, and at this range even 8lbs is going to be enough to at least clear the house and bug out. If I were at work... well being a paramedic means I would be the dude that the first zack reanimated on... soooo.... guess i will hope im driving on that call.... ;)
Great topic! I'd be screwed - I'm wearing only boxers, and my laptop is plugged in and so would only go as far as the cord. I'd probably throw my laptop, and reach for the next nearest weapon-like object, but it's my Jazz Bass, so I would instinctively stall for a second before swinging it, during which time I'd either be getting bitten or have just started swinging - either way I'd probably be screwed lol. Funny part is my pistol is just far enough away to be out of arm's reach from where I'm sitting.
Lol lookin's free - touchin's gonna' cost you.